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element14 awards community winners

The element14 Community has announced the winners of its annual Community Awards, identifying the most inspiring projects completed in 2014. The winners are as follows: Product of the Year: Raspberry Pi B+ Technology of the Year: The Internet of Things (IoT) Design Challenge of the Year: ‘Forget Me Not’ Challenge…

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element14 selects engineers for wearables design challenge

The element14 Community has named the 12 engineers from around the world who will take part in its “Sudden Impact” design competition, which is aimed at developing wearable health devices for detecting and preventing sports-related injuries. Dianne Kibbey, global head of community, element14 said: “We are eager to see…

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Design for 1-wire heating control in Forget Me Not Design Challenge

We all have heating control systems in our homes and sometimes they do not work as we would like. Which is why I was interested in this description of a 1-wire temperature sensing network posted by verrverr in Forget Me Not Design Challenge on the element14 website. “This week…

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Design for a constant amplitude sawtooth generator

Design Spark website has posted a new design of a circuit for generating a sawtooth waveform with well defined constant amplitude for applications in pulse width modulation control systems. The circuit is a generator that produces a sawtooth signal which can be synchronised with an input pulse. The average output…

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Is this the best dev kit you're ever seen?

Are you collecting dev boards with every new microcontroller seeming to require its own dev board? Do you wish you could find a development board which can be used with any microcontroller? Well, you may be interested in reading Charles Gantt’s  TheMakersWorkbench Blog on the element14 Community. Charles Gantt…

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Mouser adds instrumentation focus to microsites

Mouser Electronics’ latest applications specific website addresses instrumentation, offering component guidelines and system requirements for building instrumentation and data acquisition systems. The aim of this applications section on the distributor’s main websites is to provide articles, resources and videos on building instrumentation and data acquisition systems including design guidelines…

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Design blog gives Mouser a sense of community

Mouser Electronics has entered the online community arena with a blog called “Bench Talk for Design Engineers”. “Our goal is to provide a venue for various viewpoints within the area of technology, science and engineering,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics’ vice-president technical marketing. It is expected to be a…

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Silica website switches on lighting products

Silica has launched a website for its Silica Lighting products including LEDs, opto devices, power and thermal management, LED drivers, interconnects and integrated LED lighting devices. The website includes an applications tab which will provide an overview of various lighting applications such as outdoor, high bay and downlights. “LED lighting…

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